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Owens, John Byron
Born 1971 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Stephen S. Trott. Confirmed by the Senate on March 31, 2014, and received commission on April 2, 2014.

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1993
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1996

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1996-1997
Law clerk, Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States, 1997-1998
Trial attorney, Office of Consumer Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998-1999
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2000-2001
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 2001-2004
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 2004-2012; deputy chief, Major Frauds Section, 2008-2010; chief, Criminal Division, 2010-2011
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 2012-2014

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, August 1, 2013; no Senate vote

 

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